What's Happening in Olympia

Results of investigation and statement from OPD Chief

The investigation into allegations that an OPD Corrections Officer made offensive remarks to a community member in their custody during a June 1, 2020, arrest is now complete. You can view the complete report and read a statement from Interim Police Chief Aaron Jelcick on our Police Accountability & Transparency page.

Virtual Town Halls on Racial Justice

The Olympia City Council is hosting a series of Town Halls on racial justice. Register using the links below:

Racial Justice and the Justice System
Thursday, July 23, 4 p.m.
View recording

Racial Justice and Economic Opportunity
Thursday, July 30, 4 p.m.
View recording

Racial Justice and the Healthcare System
Thursday, August 6, 4 p.m.
Register Download flyer

Racial Justice and the Education System
Thursday, August 13, 4 p.m.
Register Download flyer

Statement from the City

Read the statement from the City regarding the vandalism and destruction happening in our community.


The One Community Plan is our roadmap for responding to the homelessness crisis and its impacts on our entire community. Learn more...

City buildings now open!

City buildings are now open to the public. Special hours and restrictions are in place. Visit our COVID-19 page for details.

Customers are reminded that they can still take care of most City business from home on our Online Services page.

Council Meetings during COVID-19 Emergency

City Council will continue to hold its regular meeting schedule during the coronavirus emergency, but the Council Chamber will be closed to the public. You can register to watch the meetings live via Zoom (links on our City Council page). Meeting recordings are available the following day on the City's online meeting management system.

How to comment

Links to Council (and Council committee) meeting packets will be posted on the City Council page when available (typically 5 days prior to meeting). Once posted, the public can sign up to speak during the public comment period of the meeting when they register to attend or submit comments on agenda items until 4 p.m. the day of the meeting. Comments can also be emailed to citycouncil@ci.olympia.wa.us.


Agendas and Minutes for City Council and most advisory committees.

City Calendar

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